Home to snow-capped mountain ranges and lush rolling meadows, Colorado brings to mind natural beauty and healthy lifestyle choices. Pictures of the state make you think about fresh air, sparkling water and abundant resources.
These images make it hard to believe that the simple act of cleaning could jeopardize the beauty found in Colorado and throughout our country. Unfortunately, many commercially available cleaning products are packed with pollutants, and professional-grade cleaning equipment can often use excess energy.
For this reason, OpenWorks recommends using green cleaning techniques.
What is Green Cleaning?
Green cleaning is the act of using environmentally-friendly products to create a healthier space. It means that cleaning should improve quality of life in your commercial space with as little impact as possible to the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency extends this definition to focus on a full spectrum of ways to evaluate the effects of cleaning products on the environment. This includes toxic exposure from products, waste disposal routines, sources of water pollution and potential ecosystem damage.
Changing Commercial Cleaning Techniques
In an effort to reduce the impact on the environment, commercial cleaning companies are making changes. Green cleaning techniques often include:
● •Using microfiber cloths.
● •Adding floor mats to help prevent dirt from sneaking inside.
● •Sourcing certified green cleaning products.
● •Recycling whenever possible.
● •Turning off lights as we leave a room to reduce electricity usage.
● •Using scented products minimally.
● •Avoiding aerosols.
At OpenWorks in Colorado, and throughout the United States, we are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to provide quality cleaning to our customers without putting the environment and your health at risk.
Are you concerned about the products being used in your office or interested in a complimentary cleaning and facility services quote? Contact OpenWorks today!